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Name: Gordon Metcalfe Duncan
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Gordon Metcalfe Duncan
Country: Scotland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 56, 60
Victories: 8
Born: 25 March 1899
Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Died: 08 December 1941
Place of Death: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
 
 
The son of John and Isabella Duncan, Gordon Metcalfe Duncan joined the Royal Flying Corps on 20 June 1917. Posted to 60 Squadron, he was forced to land on his first patrol over the lines on 10 April 1918. On 19 June 1918, he was injured in a crash when a mechanical problem forced him down again. On 15 September 1918 he joined 56 Squadron as a flight commander.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Gordon Metcalfe Duncan. (FRANCE)
    A courageous fighter and skilful leader who has accounted for seven enemy aeroplanes. On 5th September [1918], when on escort duty, he attacked a formation of five Fokker biplanes; one of these he engaged at close range and it was seen to break up in the air; he then drove down a second out of control.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Aug 1918 1400 60 S.E.5a (D6178) Fokker D.VII (DES) Péronne
2 09 Aug 1918 1520 60 S.E.5a (D6178) Fokker D.VII (DES) Nesles
3 09 Aug 1918 1530 60 S.E.5a (D6178) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Chaulnes
4 10 Aug 1918 0645 60 S.E.5a (D6178) Fokker D.VII (DES) Foucaucourt
5 31 Aug 1918 1020 60 S.E.5a (D6960) DFW C (DES) Bapaume
6 04 Sep 1918 0635 60 S.E.5a (D6960) Fokker D.VII (DES) Cambrai
7 05 Sep 1918 1820 60 S.E.5a (D6960) Fokker D.VII (DES) Avesnes
8 05 Sep 1918 1825 60 S.E.5a (D6960) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Avesnes
 
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